Minnesota Power Pull

  • Hosted By: Rochester Rowing Club, Minnesota
  • 2017 Registered Regatta

Please email the regatta/event host with any related questions.

Registration: General Information

All registrations will be completed using Regatta Central.  All participants must bring signed waiver from the waiver section with them to the Power Pull.  Any participant under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by parent.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, February 24, 2017. 

Register by Tuesday, February 14, 2017 if you would like a Power Pull t-shirt.

Saturday, February 25, 2016 – Monday, February 27, 2016 @ 11:59PM PST = late registration. A $10 late fee will be charged.

Entry fees

$25 per participant

Late fees

A late fee of $10 per athlete per individual event will be charged for entries received after midnight on Friday, February 24, 2017.


Prior to Friday, February 24, 2017: full refund, minus a $5 processing fee. Absolutely no refunds after registration closes on Friday, February 24, 2017.

General Rules

Age Restrictions for Competition

Age is as of race day. 

Junior events are limited to athletes currently enrolled in high school. Athletes who are part of a collegiate program must participate in the Collegiate-U23 category.

Middle School events are limited to athletes in grades 6 to 8.

Finals Only

POWER PULL is run as finals-only in all singles and team events; you will race only once per event entered. In categories with many participants, athletes will be seeded, based upon erg scores submitted during registration, so that each rower will compete against other rowers of comparable results. However, the best time will win each event, regardless of what heat the athlete(s) row in.


The Concept 2 Model D ergometer with PM5 monitors will be used. You may select your own damper setting (drag factor), but the setting may not be changed during the race.


Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers of each division.  You can pick up your medals at the registration table once results are final.

Event-specific rules

Lightweight Events

If you enter the lightweight division of an event, you will be eligible to win a prize only as a lightweight. Lightweights may race in heats with open weight rowers. This will not affect the awarding of prizes.  

Lightweights must weigh-in on race day.

Please weigh in at least 30 minutes prior to your event.

The weigh-in station will be open between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm at the registration table.  Any competitor failing to weigh in or make weight may race in his/her originally seeded time slot (or if time allows, may be switched to open), but the score will count in the OPEN division of that event.

Limit for Rowers:

  • Lightweight Men: 160 pounds or less
  • Lightweight Women: 130 pounds or less
  • Lighweight Youth Men: 150 pounds or less
  • Lightwirght Youth Women: 130 pounds or less

Masters Events

Prizes will be awarded in both the open weight and lightweight divisions for each age category. Although several age and weight categories may race at the same time, this will not affect the awarding of prizes.  Men's masters has a handicap of 1 second per year over the age of 27. So if you are 50 years old and you beat a 30-year-old by 19 seconds, you win.  No handicapping in the open category.